A Little Madness

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Of Angels and Monsters:(Imagined by Rommy)
“For today’s prompt I’ve gathered seven pop culture quotes that have to do with angels, monsters or both. Your mission is to pick one and create a poem based on it. Your poem does not have to specifically be about an angel or a monster, but it must have some relation to at least one of these quotes.” 

“We all go a little mad sometimes.” – Psycho
Madness does not a monster make
Yet it pays to carry a stake.
Sometimes there is bad madness
so you need tote awareness.
If you meet some people who seems mad,
like the Hatter, Hare, Cheshire cat, and
even the White Rabbit, obsessed with time
you might indulge them; they are never unkind.
Don’t be afraid to let yourself go
control’s overrated, didn’t you know?
Madness does not a monster make
Go ask Alice who’s just eaten some cake.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
This entry was posted in Purple's Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to A Little Madness

  1. Rommy says:

    Some forms of madness are more fun than others. I’m always up for a little Wonderland.


  2. “Go ask Alice” love it. A little madness makes us so interesting.


  3. Indeed – most madness is quite benign


  4. Helen L Dehner says:

    ‘Don’t be afraid to let yourself go control’s overrated, didn’t you know?’ ~ more folks should heed your words!!!


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Love the closing line here ❤️ Beautifully rendered.


  6. Waltermarks says:

    Of course we’re mad Alice; All the best ones are. Well illustrated, I think that was the real focus of Wonderland. Wonder what they putin the tea


Comments are closed.